New York Mets 1969

Nola McConnan

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Watercolor Painting

Nola McConnan

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

$995.00 USD - Price includes framing as well as fast, free shipping with UPS

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

At the core of the framed piece is the actual piece of original artwork as painted by the artist on textured 100% rag, water-marked watercolor paper. In many cases the original artwork has handwritten notes in pencil from the artist (be sure to “See the actual artwork without the frame” elsewhere in this website). Simply put, this is beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork.

The outer mat is a rich textured black acid-free mat with a decorative inset white v-groove, while the inner mat is a complimentary colored acid-free mat reflecting one of the team’s primary colors. The website image of this framed piece shows the mat color that we suggest (Medium Blue), but since each piece is custom framed, we are happy to use whatever color mat you wish (depending on availability) – our standard mat colors are:

Light Blue / Dark Blue / Brown / Maroon (close to brown) / White / Silver / Gold / Yellow (bright yellow) / Green (dark green) / Orange / Purple / Red (bright red, somewhat close to PMS 186)

Beneath the artwork is a silver plate with black text describing the original artwork. The text for this piece will read:

This original, one-of-a-kind watercolor painting of the 1969 New York Mets uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this New York Mets uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other New York Mets products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd. 1969 was a World Series winning season for the New York Mets.

Beneath the silver plate is a 3” x 9” reproduction of a well known, best-selling print that celebrates the history of the team. The print beautifully illustrates the chronological evolution of the team’s uniform and shows you how the original art was used in the creation of this print. If you look closely, you will see that the print features the actual artwork being offered for sale. The 3” x 9” print looks like this:

The piece is framed with an extremely high quality framing glass. We have used this glass style for many years with excellent results. We package every piece very carefully in a double layer of bubble wrap and a rigid double-wall cardboard package to avoid breakage at any point during the shipping process, but if damage does occur, we will gladly repair, replace or refund. Please note that all of our products come with a 90 day 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Each framed piece also comes with a two page letter signed by Scott Sillcox describing the history behind the art. If there was an extra-special story about your piece of art, that story will be included in the letter. When you receive your framed piece, you should find the letter lightly attached to the front of the framed piece.

If you have any questions, at any time, about the actual artwork or about any of the artist’s handwritten notes on the artwork, I would love to tell you about them. Simply email me, Scott Sillcox, at and I will tell you everything I can about your original piece of art. The artists and I spent well over ten years of our lives creating these pieces of original artwork, and in many cases there are stories I can tell you about your actual piece of artwork that might add an extra element of interest in your one-of-a-kind purchase.

Please note that all reproduction rights for this original work are retained in perpetuity by Major League Baseball unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by MLB. For further information, please contact Heritage Sports Art at .



Behind their ace pitcher Tom Seaver and his league leading 25 wins (vs. just 7 losses and a 2.21 ERA), the Miracle Mets surprise just about everyone and finish first in the National League East for the first time with a 100-62 record. This is all the more remarkable when you consider that the Mets previous best record was their 1968 mark of 73-89!The 69 Mets are led at the plate by Cleon Jones, who hit .340 (third in the NL behind Pete Rose's .348 and Roberto Clemente's .345) with 12 home runs and 75 RBI, and Tommie Agee who went .271 with 26 homers and 76 RBI. Next to Seaver the leaders were Jerry Koosman, who went 17-9 with a 2.28 ERA and six shutouts, Tug McGraw (9-3 and a 2.24 ERA) and a fresh faced Nolan Ryan (6-3 with a 3.53 ERA).In the first ever National League Championship Series (baseball added an extra round of playoffs in 1969), the Miracle Mets faced Hank Aarons Atlanta Braves in a best-of-five battle for the NL pennant. Even though Aaron bats .357 with 3 homers, the Mets collectively bat .327 take the high scoring series 3 games to none (9-5, 11-6 and 7-4).In the Mets first ever World Series, they take on the American League's Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles led the AL with a 109-53 record, then swept the Twins in three straight in the ALCS, and were the heavy favorites going into the Series.New York lost the first game in Baltimore 4-1. Undaunted, the Mets came back to win game two in Baltimore by scoring the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th for a 2-1 win. The next 3 games were all in New York.In game 3 the Mets shut out the O's 5-0 on the back of Gentry and Ryans 4 hitter. Then in game 4 Tom Seaver and the Mets led 1-0 going into the top of the 9th, but the O's clawed back to tie it at one apiece. Then in the bottom of the 10th the Mets broke the Orioles hearts on the strength of a clutch bunt, winning the game 2-1 for Tom Seaver who went all the way for the win.Then it was on to game 5 win, and a Miracle would have been achieved. Lose and the Series would shift back to Baltimore for games 6 & 7. Going into the bottom of the 6th, the Mets trailed 3-0 and things didn't look too good. But homers by Donn Clendenon in the 6th and Weis in the 7th tied the game at 3, setting the stage for a Cinderella story to come true. Sure enough, the Mets scored 2 in the bottom of the 8th and Jerry Koosman pitched a complete game 5 hitter to lead the Mets to a 5-3 win and their first World Series championship in just their 8th year of existence.Donn Clendenon was named the World Series MVP, hitting .357 in the Series with 3 home runs and 4 RBI, while Jerry Koosman won both games he pitched, holding the O's to just 7 hits.As for the 69 uniform, not much has changed on the home uniform since 1964. One difference is the addition of numbers on the front, which the Mets added for the first time in 1965. Uniform numbers first made their appearance on the front of a uniform in 1952 - the Brooklyn Dodgers were the first team to wear uniform numbers on the front of their jersey. The Braves followed suit in 1953, and the Reds joined in beginning in 1956. The 1916 Cleveland Indians actually wore a uniform number on their sleeve, but it wasn't until the 52 Dodgers that the number made it to the front.The commemorative patch on the left sleeve, which features the MLB batter logo, was worn by all Major League teams in 1969 in honor of the 100th year of professional baseball. The patch celebrates the Cincinnati Red Stockings 1869 team that was the first openly professional team and went 65-0 in a nationwide barnstorming season. An interesting note about this patch on the Mets 69 uniform at some point in time the Mets changed the location of the patch from one side to the other we have photos of both variations. If anyone knows why this was, we'd love to know email us at .The right sleeve is once again graced by the standard Mets patch they have worn from the beginning and will wear for years to come.

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